Posted: June 5th, 2012 | Author: Patrick Thornton | Filed under: Podcasts | Tags: aggregation, AOL, Apple, blogging, Cricket, Huffington Post, iPhone, Maryland Juice, Twitter | 1 Comment »
The iPhone has entered the prepaid world, and that’s big news.
We discuss the implications and our hopes that this can disrupt Verizon, AT&T and Sprint (maybe T Mobile?).
We also discuss some very interesting Twitter data from a new Pew report and AOL threatening a blogger for doing what AOL Huffington Post does.
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Posted: September 6th, 2011 | Author: Patrick Thornton | Filed under: Notes | Tags: AOL, Michael Arrington, reality TV, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post | No Comments »
The whole AOL/HuffPo/TechCrunch has reached Defcon Something-Really-Bad:
TechCrunch is on the precipice. As soon as tomorrow, Mike may be thrown out of the company he founded. Or he may not. No one knows. And if he is, he will be replaced by — well, again, no one knows. No one knows much of anything. Certainly no one at TechCrunch. This site is about to change forever and we’re in the total fucking dark. I’ve been able to piece together little bits of information here and there, and it’s not looking good. Hence, this post.
By now, if you read TechCrunch, you likely know about the nuclear situation that has exploded over the past several days. Mike unveiled an investing entity known as the “CrunchFund” with full AOL support — so much support, mind you, that they’re the largest backers of the fund — only to have his legs kicked out from under him due to what can only be described as nonsensical political infighting and really poor communication. To make matters worse, some Journalists (with a big “J” and even bigger senses of entitlement) have proceeded to pile on, despite having no real knowledge — at all — of the way TechCrunch actually works. And now here we are.
TechCrunch needs to be made into a reality TV show.